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This is book number 5 in the The Old Kingdom series.
- #1: Sabriel (Old Kingdom #1) (Paperback): $12.99
- #2: Lirael Classic Edition (Old Kingdom #2) (Paperback): $12.99
- #3: Abhorsen Classic Edition (Old Kingdom #3) (Paperback): $12.99
- #4: Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen (Old Kingdom #4) (Hardcover): $18.99
For me, returning to the Old Kingdom is akin to returning to Hogwarts. I am always ready for the next tale, the next harrowing adventure, the next opportunity to return to the friends I made years ago. This book is unique in that several short stories that were published in the time between the publication of Abhorsen and Goldenhand figure into the story prominently. It was fun to see the details from those stories come into play in this tale. This book is truly for the fans that have followed the tales of the Old Kingdom with ravenous devotion. Here we get a story that brings together everything we know into a seamless and spellbinding tale. For the best experience I recommend that you refamiliarize yourself with all of the novels and short stories related to the Old Kingdom.— Kaitlyn
The long-awaited fifth installment in Garth Nix’s New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series, for readers who enjoy series by Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Scott Westerfeld, and Cassandra Clare.
Goldenhand takes place six months after the events of Abhorsen and follows the novella Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case, which is featured in Across the Wall.
Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. On a dangerous journey, Lirael returns to her childhood home, the Clayr’s Glacier, where she was once a Second Assistant Librarian. There, a young woman from the distant North brings her a message from her long-dead mother, Arielle. It is a warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning? Lirael must use her new powers to save the Old Kingdom from this great danger—and it must be forestalled not only in the living world but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.
About the Author
Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen; Clariel, a prequel in the Abhorsen series; the cult favorite teen science fiction novel Shade's Children; and his critically acclaimed collection of short stories, To Hold the Bridge. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and A Confusion of Princes. His books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Guardian, and theAustralian, and his work has been translated in forty languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children.